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Avnet Silica signs franchise agreement with ISSI
2017-06-28

Semiconductor specialist Avnet Silica has signed a franchise agreement with Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI) whereby Avnet Silica will stock the full range of ISSI products. ISSI designs and develops a range of integrated circuits (ICs) for the automotive, communications, digital consumer, industrial and medical markets. The agreement is effective immediately, with Avnet Silica stocking ISSI products including amplifiers and DRAM, flash and SRAM memory solutions. "By partnering with Avnet Silica, ISSI is pleased to be able to offer customers the highest level of technical support through Avnet's expert FAEs", said Barry Ansell, Director of European Distribution at ISSI. "This alliance will support our long-term commitment to building collaborative relationships with customers who value quality, long term support and a stable source of supply."

Mario Orlandi, President at Avnet Silica, added: "the agreement with ISSI complements the selection of products available from Avnet Silica. The addition of the ISSI range will further simplify the buying process for our customers, who continue to have access to a wide range of technical support from our engineering teams."

ISSI provides high-speed and low-power SRAM and low- and medium-density DRAM solutions. These products are ideal for the long lifecycles, high quality and stable supply demanded by customers in the automotive and industrial markets, which make up over 80% of ISSI's revenue. The company also designs and markets NOR flash products and high-performance analogue and mixed-signal ICs.

ISSI products are immediately available through Avnet Silica offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Spectrami appoints Anas Handous as Director of Global Alliances
2017-06-28

Middle East: network and security VAD Spectrami has appointed Anas Handous as Director of Global Alliances. Reporting directly to Spectrami's Managing Director Anand Choudha, Anas is responsible for managing Spectrami's Global Alliance Program and Vendor Acquisition Strategies. Anas' charter is to drive high growth for Spectrami as part of a Global Expansion program.

Anas is industry recognized for his ability to drive next level growth, with 12 years' experience representing Global Distribution Companies and Vendors. With a background of achievement across the region, executing innovative strategies, alongside new business models, Anas is a key player in Spectrami’s expansion program. As part of the Senior Management Team, he will focus on acquiring new Vendors and Alliances in addition to evaluating Spectrami's overall portfolio to ensure next level growth.

"I am pleased to have Anas join our management team. Anas brings the right background and experience to deliver on Spectrami's International ambitions, helping to take our already successful model to the next level", said Anand Choudha, Managing Director for Spectrami. "Our company, partners, vendors and customers will all benefit from Anas' industry experience, leadership expertise and his proven ability to make market share gains."

"I am excited for the opportunity to be part of taking Spectrami to the next level", said Anas Handous, Director of Global Alliances for Spectrami. "In a very short space of time, Spectrami has generated unprecedented momentum for its Vendors and Partners, establishing innovative new technologies within the region alongside driving net new growth for more established players. Anand's refusal to accept the status quo, to push highly disruptive strategies in a traditionally static market, make Spectrami stand out amongst its peers. I'm looking forward to helping write the next chapter in the Spectrami success story."

Global 3D-printer market on track for 42% CAGR for next 5 years
2017-06-27

Worldwide 3D-printer shipments are set to rise 39% in 2017 and show a 42% CAGR over the next five years according to the latest figures from CONTEXT, the global-market research firm. These latest stats were release at this year’s RAPID + TCT event. "Demand for personal/desktop printers continues to increase in the professional, educational and hobbyist markets and now, more and more, also from the low-end professional prototyping market." Revenues from all printer shipments are forecast to show a five-year CAGR of 33% from 2016 to 2021 with industrial/professional printers continuing to drive market revenues (accounting for over 80% of global revenues) while personal/desktop printers drive unit volumes.

After not meeting forecast values in the last two years – and actually seeing two consecutive years of negative growth – the industrial/professional 3D-printer market looks set to rebound in 2017 and see 16% growth. There were strong shipments of stereolithography systems at the end of 2016 and this trend is continuing into 2017. This is exemplified by the increasing sales from companies such as EnvisionTEC in the dental sector, and the announcement by Carbon that their technology is to be used in the production of a new line of Adidas running shoes. Industry stalwarts like 3D Systems continue to champion the use of polymer systems in light production and their Figure-4 technology looks as if it will push further into the market in 2017. With continued strong demand in the aerospace, medical and automotive markets, metal 3D-printer makers GE Additive, EOS, SLM Solutions and others are on track to continue to build upon the momentum of 2016's 18% rise in metal 3D-printer shipments.

Personal/desktop printers have yet to catch on with general consumers, but commercial and education users – as well as hobbyists – continue to drive this market which is still outpacing expectations, rising 32% from 2015 to 2016. As low-end-professional extrusion printers shift into this category, there is additional demand from the prototyping market. Unit volumes continue to be dominated by plastic material-extrusion printers and this technology is set to continue to lead for the next five years.

Two new brands for Bulwark Technologies
2017-06-27

Middle East: security VAD Bulwark Technologies has showcased on Gisec event a bunch of vendors, including newly signed iStorage (secure storage) and Radware (network infrastructure) (source: Enterprise Channel Middle East).

APG Cash Drawer partners with EET Europarts for strengthened global distribution strategy
2017-06-20

APG Cash Drawer, a fast-growing global manufacturer of cash management solutions, has unveiled a new European distribution relationship with multispecialist EET Europarts. The new partnership extends APG(s reach across EMEA matching the increased consumer demand within the competitive POS marketplace. Through this new alliance, EET Europarts' resellers and ISV's will be able to start ordering APG's products which integrate seamlessly with EET Europarts' partners product offering for POS peripherals, mobility and technology solutions. The new relationship signifies a unified mission to quickly deliver the latest cash drawer technology to retailers within grocery, hospitality, QSR and businesses worldwide.

"APG Cash Drawer is committed to our customers worldwide", stated Andrew Carr, European Managing Director at APG. "The POS ecosystem is evolving and it’s important for us to have expanded partner reach across EMEA. Our partnership with EET Europarts will play a pivotal role in supporting our vision to globally enhance efficiency and security at the point of sale. We’re driven to deploy new technologies to Europe and beyond -- to do that, we need partners who can deliver product quickly through distribution channel relationships."

"We are really proud of having this new partnership with APG", says Richard Gregoire, EMEA Director, POS & Auto-ID at EET Group. "We believe APG is the leader in the cash drawer market, and this strengthened relationship confirms our commitment to meet the growing demands of our resellers and ISVs to have access to the full range of the best offer. Also, the partnership confirms our strategy to expand our POS offering all over the EMEA region, and develop our existing POS product portfolio to continue to build a value-added POS solution for our customers."

APG Cash Drawer products are available through EET Europarts offices in Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

 

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